e-Bulletin (Sep 2016, Issue 89)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

OECD iLibrary (1998+)

OECD iLibrary (formerly SourceOECD) is the online publications portal of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It provides full-text access to all the OECD printed books, reports, periodicals, and statistics. The OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

OECD iLibrary

SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Knowledge is a social sciences digital library that provides access to an expansive range of SAGE eBooks and eReference content. There are more than 4,600 titles covering different subject areas such as African American Studies, Aged & Gerontology, Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Politics, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Work & Social Policy, and Sociology.

SAGE Knowledge

Taylor & Francis Social Science and Humanities Library

Taylor & Francis Social Science and Humanities Library provides access to the full-text of over 1,400 titles of peer-reviewed journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare. The featured disciplines of the journals include Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Science, Media, Cultural & Communication Studies, Politics, International Relations & Area Studies, Public Health & Social Care, Sociology and related disciplines.

Taylor and Francis Social Science and Humanities Library

Media Resources

Rape on the night shift

[HV6561 .R3738 2015 DVD]

Examines allegations of the sexual abuse of undocumented women employed in the service industry, highlighting the failure of government, law enforcement, and the industry to deal with the problem.

Rape on the night shift

Dysfunctional societies: why inequality matters / Media Education Foundation 

[HM821 .D974 2015 DVD]

What distinguishing feature do the world's healthiest and happiest societies have in common? According to acclaimed author Richard Wilkinson, the answer is simple: they have far less income inequality than other societies. In this new film based on his international best-seller The Spirit Level, Wilkinson focuses on why the U.S., despite being one of the richest nations in the world, lags behind so many other rich Western societies in a number of crucial statistical measures - including life expectancy, violence, health, community, teen pregnancy, mental illness, and incarceration. The reason, he suggests, is that the immense wealth of the U.S. has been unevenly distributed among the American people.

Mobilizing years of research, Wilkinson looks at the devastating toll economic inequality is taking on people around the world, and shows that societies with the smallest gaps between rich and poor enjoy the highest levels of health and happiness across all social and economic classes. The result is a timely and accessible reassessment of some of our most cherished socio-economic principles and myths. As one reviewer observed, the research of Wilkinson and his colleagues "will change the way you think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Rape on the night shift

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